painted on the base in blue: double circle with no mark
Harry G. Steele [1881-1942], Pasadena; his widow, Grace C. Steele [d. 1974]; gift 1972 to NGA.
- Bower, Virginia, Josephine Hadley Knapp, Stephen Little, and Robert Wilson Torchia. Decorative Arts, Part II: Far Eastern Ceramics and Paintings; Persian and Indian Rugs and Carpets. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 247, color repro.
The cobalt oxide pigment has broken through the glaze surface in some areas. There is a small patch of abraded glaze inside the lip. The foot-ring is neatly trimmed, and the recessed base is glazed.